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Lucy Air Ambulance for Children

Lucy Air Ambulance for Children is the only charity in the UK that funds flights for children to hospital by aeroplane. We exist to ensure children are able to access essential medical care regardless of distance.

www.lucyaac.org.uk/ Fundraise for us

Registered charity no. 1138457

Member since September 2021

Latest News

Flying with Lucy AAC (Carla’s experience)

Flying with Lucy AAC (Carla’s experience)

Written by Carla Yarrow, Lucy AAC Corporate Partnerships Manager.

As the newest recruit here at Lucy Air Ambulance for Children, I’d heard so much about our wonderful air transfers and the huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to make them happen. From the medics, pilots, ambulance crews, hospital staff… you name it… there’s a lot more than just a quick flight that goes in to a Lucy AAC transfer.

I was fortunate enough to be able to join a recent transfer of a gorgeous premature baby who needed to get from Edinburgh to Oxford to receive ongoing neonatal support closer to home. Our little patient was born at 24 weeks, weighing just 500g, while mum was taking one last holiday before her twins arrived. Sadly, her sister was born sleeping. Seven weeks later, and another 500g gained, this little fighter was finally able to travel the 370 miles home.

To read more… visit www.lucyaac.org.uk/2022/04/29/carlas-flight/

Lucy AAC flies Ben to Great Ormond Street Hospital for neurological investigations

Lucy AAC flies Ben to Great Ormond Street Hospital for neurological investigations

At 16 months old Ben was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called SCN2A with epileptic mutation. He is one of 700 people in the world that have been diagnosed with his disorder and he is the only child globally that has this disorder with epileptic mutation.

To help stabilise Ben’s condition and learn more about his disorder, Lucy Air Ambulance for Children (Lucy AAC) flew Ben 200 miles from Leeds General Hospital to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London for neurological investigations.

Click here to read more.

Lucy AAC has been given the keys to Lambeth Palace for a day!

Lucy AAC has been given the keys to Lambeth Palace for a day!

Join us on Friday 2nd September when we will be hosting a fun day for the whole family to enjoy within the beautiful historic grounds of Lambeth Palace, which are rarely open to the public. Open from 12-3pm we will offer food and refreshments, along with lots of entertaining activities, including:

🏰 Palace garden tours

🎪Fete games

🤡 Children’s entertainment

🌿 Craft and plant stalls

🍿Food and refreshments

🥂 Prosecco tent

🎨 Face painting

🍦 Ice cream van

…plus lots more!

Entry is £5 for adults and children go FREE. Furry friends are welcome too! Tickets can be bought on the day at the gate or online in advance.

We hope to see you there!